Let’s Talk Turkey — Wait, What’s With the Chicken?!

November 24th, 2009 by

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

There are plenty of books about Thanksgiving, from nonfiction about Squanto to historical fiction with Pilgrim narrators to novels about families gathering around the table and counting their blessings. But there’s only one Thanksgiving book about a giant chicken — and that’s the one we’ve selected as our special Kidsmomo Thanksgiving pick!

Meet Henrietta. She’s the 266-pound chicken that Arthur brings home when all the stores are sold out of turkey. Obviously, Arthur’s family can’t eat Henrietta for Thanksgiving dinner, so they decide to keep her as a pet. And that’s when the Hoboken Chicken Emergency begins…

7 Responses

  • Margie L writes:
    November 24th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Ha Ha! This is the best post ever! Good job Kidsmomo! I love it!

    • Anonymous writes:
      November 25th, 2009 at 10:28 am

      yoyoyo my name is elom

      • Nancy from Kidsmomo writes:
        November 25th, 2009 at 11:13 am

        Welcome, Elom!

  • Dominic writes:
    January 20th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Great book for any body.It is a book about a boy and his mutated chicken named Henreita for Thanksgiving like every family they want a turkey but they get a chicken he’s to big to be there diner so why not keep him as a pet then the Hoboken chicken emergency begins.Read this hilarious book to find out more.

  • Sara writes:
    January 20th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    i love the video and i love the recomendation!

  • Bowen writes:
    December 15th, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    What, where is the video?

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